Re: A simpleton's query

Posted by Dogrock on Apr 09, 2002 at 15:23

Re: A simpleton's query (Eugene)

If you and an apple tree are moving along at 100 miles an hour east. When the apple falls it will land at your feet because as it is falling it still moves at a 100 miles an hour with you and the tree. The line of the apple falling is therefore a curve towards your feet. The 100 miles an hour is being redirected toward your feet. The move it curves the faster in will go towards the ground. You will say the apple accellerated in a gravity field. It did but it only changed direction it borrowed the 100 miles an hour east and turned it towards the ground. The apple didn't need to move faster for you to see an accelleration. I'm trying to find out if my analises is correct.

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